You know when you read something that makes so much sense that you’re like ME TOO? That was me, reading Meredith Masony’s book, Scoop the Poop as I laid on the beach on vacation. I couldn’t put this book down, it was so good! It was everything I needed to read, because I’ve been there. I mean not everywhere, I don’t have a child with autism and the following of my writing is much more modest, but I’ve been a mom who wanted MORE. 

Once upon a time, I was working for a living but not living much of a life. I had a dream of doing something else but I felt SO DAMN GUILTY thinking about doing it. I felt selfish for even considering it. I felt like a bad mom for having dreams of my own. But my health was being affected by my unhappiness and our family was secure but not as happy as they could be. I was like a zombie and it wasn’t good for anyone. My family deserved a mom that is alive and vibrant. 

So I took the steps I needed to take but I felt really guilty about it. Reading Meredith’s book helped me reconcile those feelings so much. It’s helped in other ways too. 

Perspective 

It helped me take a longer view and prioritize better. I can’t do everything. I can do somethings. It’s about choosing the hills you’re not going to die on, so to speak.I needed to hear that. 

Understanding 

Reading Scoop the Poop was like having coffee with a friend who “gets” you. Meredith’s super powers are being relatable and being full of compassion for other moms. I love that about her. 

Motivation 

Reading the details of the impetus to Meredith’s story inspired me to get my own “health poop” in a group. I’ve had horrible reflux for fricking ever. You know those celebrities that have dishes of their favourite candy in every room? That’s me, but with Tums. I live on antacids, breathe fire and have to prop myself up so I don’t choke. It’s a bad scene. Meredith convinced me to take care of me and make that appointment. 

If you’re looking for something relatable, funny, warm and motivating to navigate the world as a mom, Scoop the Poop is what you need. You can also find Meredith on her blog, on Facebook and Twitter

Disclosure: Meredith gifted me a copy of her book to read. It was really nice of her to do so, but I wouldn’t tell you it was amazing if it wasn’t. It was amazing. 

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